International Travel with Iphone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by davevt98, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. davevt98 macrumors newbie

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    For some reason I cannot find what I thought would be a simple answer.

    I am traveling internationally and want to use my iphone for wifi but do not want to incur any charges. When I take out my sim, it does NOT allow me to connect to wifi. If I turn on airplane mode, I cannot use wifi.

    Can someone please let me know how to get around this so I can use my wifi on my iphone 4 without having a sim card in the phone? It is activated and jailbroken.

    Thanks.
     
  2. ylerT macrumors regular

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    Airplane mode disables all connections including WiFi. You can disable your data/3G or remove your sim card and still use WiFi, just don't turn on airplane mode.
     
  3. ratzzo macrumors 6502a

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    If you don't want any charges, simply don't make calls or texts and select the 'Off' option for Data Roaming in your phone settings. And I believe you can actually enable Airplane Mode and then enable WiFi (not the other way around)
     
  4. ylerT macrumors regular

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    Cool! Never knew that little trick. You can in fact, turn airplane mode on and then manually turn WiFi on after that. Keeps airplane mode and wifi both on. I just tried it and it definitely works.
     
  5. ratzzo macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. But just in case for those travelling abroad I suggest you disable Data Roaming to avoid abusive carrier fees when you get back home :) (even though airplane mode should do just that)
     

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